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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

If you have a calendar and you are a blood donor mark Thursday November 6 as the date for the next Friona blood drive, 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. We will provide more details in next week's Star. If you have never donated think it over. Give the gift of life.

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Next week is Red Ribbon Drug Free Week in Friona Schools. The Friona primary and elementary school activities will be: Monday - We will 'knot' do drugs, wear scarves or ties or interesting shoelaces; Tuesday - Put a lid on drugs, wear hats or caps; Wednesday - Color your world drug free, wear bright colors; Thursday - Shade out drugs, wear sunglasses; Friday - Team up against drugs, wear red or shirts/jerseys of your favorite team.

Friona elementary will have homeroom Red Ribbon parties. Students can also participate in a Fun, Funky & Fabulous Pumpkin Decorating & Writing contest.

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Remember the spaghetti supper Friday October 31 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 from a choir member or at the door. I already have my ticket. Proceeds help the choir kids earn money for their spring trip. It is also Pink Out night at the Chieftain-River Road football game. I will be there in my pink t-shirt, over some warm clothes of course.

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Congratulations to the FHS choir members who participated in the TMEA region choir auditions Saturday October 18 at Caprock High School. Qualifying for the regional choir were: Angela Hernandez, 2nd alternate alto 1; Hillary Bermea, 4th chair soprano small school; Brooklynne Johnton, 2nd chair alto small school. She also advances to the area contest for small schools; Haden Smiley, 4th chair baritone large school. He also advances to the pre-area contest for large schools.

The region clinic and concert will be Monday November 3 at the Globe Center for the Performing Arts in Amarillo.

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Our Friona Star managing editor Dana Jameson is on crutches this week after an injury at the Muleshoe football game. She was on the sideline taking photos when a play came her way, the boys ran out of bounds, a little shoving went on and one of the players rolled into Dana and damaged her left knee. The team trainer administered ice, FHS principal Dr. Pam Ray picked up Dana's camera and continued shooting photos, eventually the Muleshoe ambulance shuttled Dana to the ER for x-rays. No broken bones but a mighty swollen left knee. Superintendent Kenny Austin and Dr. Ray went with her to the hospital and helped her get back to Friona. We appreciate their help and concern.

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I have Lions Club shotgun raffle tickets here at the office. They are $10 each to win a Ruger Red Label 12 gauge shotgun or ten runner-up prizes for $100 gift cards. Drawing is December 18. Do not have to be present to win. See me or any Noon Lions member.

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The junior high cafeteria ladies are taking orders for Thanksgiving dinner rolls or cinnamon rolls. Dinner rolls are frozen, $6.00 per dozen. Cinnamon rolls are cooked and $10.00 per dozen. Ready for pickup November 21. To order call Laura at 250-3350.

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Enjoyed attending the Monday luncheon the city had for the Duininck Co. workers winding up the Hwy 60 construction. Throughout the several months of construction the workers have been efficient and professional and cooperative. The city and city council held the luncheon in city council chambers to express appreciation to the work crew. The project should be completed by the end of October. According to a couple of the workers, several local guys have been daily onlookers during the weeks of construction. The crew recognized several vehicles they say visited every day.

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A trio of anniversaries this week: Sean and Lindsey Lookingbill are celebrating their 2nd anniversary. Tom and Sherri Alger out at A-Tex Dairy 14 years. Irene and Juan Ramon Trevino had a big party for their 50th anniversary. Congratulations to these folks and anybody else that observed anniversaries this week.

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The Texas Girls Coaches Association has listed the Friona Squaws 25th in state 3A volleyball rankings. The girls played in Dimmitt Tuesday, travel to Tulia Saturday, and wind up the season at home Tuesday October 28 vs. Littlefield. Games are at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. and it will be senior parents night. Come out and support the Squaws as they head for a district championship and the playoffs.

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Orders are being accepted for volleyball playoff t-shirts. Deadline for ordering is October 26. It will be pre-order only. Short sleeves are $15 and long sleeve $20. Extra large sizes are $3 more. Contact Suzanne Bunker at 806-683-5798 or Erin Barnett at 806-265-7674.

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The AgriLife Extension ladies are offering their Craft, Recipe, and Holiday Ideas Workshop Tuesday October 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Bovina XIT Recreation Center. The cost is $15.00 to enjoy an hour of tasting foods, a recipe book, and ideas to kick off your holiday decorating and gift giving. I attended this event last year and it was even fun for an old guy.

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Don't forget the Country Market Arts and Crafts show October 31 & November 1 at the Friona community center. Organizer Kristina Anthony says most booths are sold out. Canna Ray will once again be offering her food creations both days, and a style show will be hosted by Glamour and Décor's Mayra Chico. Plus quilting demonstrations by Malouf's. Come browse and get in the holiday spirit. See the ad in this week's Star for times.

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Flu shots are available at the Friona Clinic Monday-Friday for walk-ins but you might have to wait a while if they are real busy. They will have to work you in between patients. Call the clinic at 250-2781 for more info.

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Party time at Prairie Acres. Activity Director Elizabeth Romero said the Family Supper at Prairie Acres is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday October 28. Their Halloween party is at 3:00 p.m. Friday October 31. Staff will be in costume and 1st and 2nd place prizes will be given. The auxiliary will provide Halloween refreshments for guests and residents.

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Two trunk or treat locations will be available for your little ghosts and goblins on Halloween Evening from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church and on Euclid in front of the junior high cafeteria. Prairie Acres will also have candy and treats for the kids starting at 5:30 p.m. Sounds like a big calorie and cavity opportunity before the Friday night football game.

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It has been a good week in Friona. Got a few rain showers and gasoline was $2.99 a gallon. It is going to be busy from now until Christmas and New Year's. Hope you all enjoy the fall. Watch the Star for most local happenings. If you have an event you would like us to print send it along. Next week is Red Ribbon Week. Until then!

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